Why January 7th (and 6th) Matter In Rock History

It’s January 7th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:

- In 2003, Ozzy Osbourne renewed his vows with wife Sharon at the Beverly Hills Hotel. However, during the ceremony, a $15,000 diamond necklace the couple planned to raffle off was pilfered. 

- In 1971, Black Sabbath released Paranoid in America. (Click here for 20 things you may not know about the album.)

- In 1970, farmer Max Yasgur, the owner of the Woodstock festival site, was sued by his neighbours for $35,000 in property damages.

- In 1980, Pink Floyd released “Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2).”

- And in 2004, The Black Crowes’ Chris Robinson became a dad when his then-wife, actress Kate Hudson, gave birth to a boy in Los Angeles. 

And that’s what happened today in rock history.

ICYMI (because we did!) here are some reasons why January 6th matters in rock history:

- In 1958, The Rolling Stones kicked off their first headlining tour in Harrow, England.

- In 1976, Peter Frampton’s double-length Frampton Comes Alive! was released.

- In 1993, bassist Bill Wyman announced that he had officially left The Rolling Stones.

- In 1990, Phil Collins started three-weeks on top of the album chart with …But Seriously.

- In 1958, Gibson patented its Flying V electric guitar.

- In 1973, Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” started a three-week run at number one. Mick Jagger provides backing vocals on it.

- In 1975, Boston’s mayor cancelled a Led Zeppelin concert after 2000 fans rioted trying to buy tickets.

- In 2004, Foo Fighter Dave Grohl went into an LA studio with Garbage to lay down drums for the track “Bad Boyfriend,” which appeared on their fourth album, Bleed Like Me

- And in 2009, Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton was found dead of a heart attack. The rocker is known for helping the band to become one of the most influential rock groups.

And that’s what happened yesterday in rock history.

Original articles by Dave Basner at iHeartRadio